Welcome to the

Oregon State Bar
Diversity Section Website
OSB Diversity Section
Mission Statement

  • The OSB Diversity Section envisions an Oregon State Bar that reflects the diversity of the people of Oregon.Diversity is essential to assure that people of differing cultures and experiences have access to lawyers who share those differences.

  • Understanding differences facilitates the exchange of information about legal rights, just as it improves advocacy.We recognize that barriers exist to the practice of law for people who represent such diversity and that the barriers are subtle and difficult to remove.

  • Removing them will require the sustained, organized effort of many lawyers, law schools, and legal professionals.

  • The purpose of the Diversity Section is to organize and lead the effort.
2011 Convocation on Equality

On November 4, 2011, hundreds of lawyers and community leaders came together to celebrate diversity achievements in the bar and energize our community for continuing diversity work.  Our thanks to the many devoted volunteers and sponsors who made this program a success.  

Here is a link to the Final Program.

In honor of the Oregon State Bar's Convocation on Equality Diversity Champions, the OSB will display the banners depicting our Champions in the lobby at the Tigard office through the month of January. 
Here is the You Tube Link to the Banner Display: